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Cubbies are Teeing Off Against Righties on the Road

The Chicago Cubs haven’t enjoyed their trip to the West Coast but they can salvage a split of the six-game stretch with a win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. Sportsbooks opened the Cubbies as -111 road favorites with a total of 9.

Shark Bites
  • The Diamondbacks are 4-0 in Zack Godley’s last four starts.
  • The UNDER is 6-1 in Godley’s last seven starts.
  • The Cubs are 10-1 in their last 11 road games vs a right-handed starter.

Jake Arrieta and Zack Godley are slated to get the start for the Cubs and D-backs, respectively. Arrieta (11-8, 3.83 ERA) experienced a bumpy first half of the season but is starting to round into form now, going 3-1 with a 2.20 ERA in five starts since the all-star break. The hurler is 2-3 with a 2.95 ERA in six career starts against Arizona.

Godley (5-4, 2.94) has been profitable for Diamondbacks bettors, as Arizona is 11-5 with him on the mound this season. The 27-year-old is 1-1 with a 5.59 ERA in two career starts vs the Cubs.

The UNDER is trending when Godley gets the ball. In the pitcher’s last seven, the UNDER is 6-1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Arizona sat as 107 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The OVER/UNDER total was set at 9.5, according to MyBookie.

OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.7-4.0 victory for the Cubs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

65-51 Arizona battles the Cubs, currently with a 60-55 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs Chicago injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 6-rated Arizona Diamondbacks and the league No. 8-ranked Chicago Cubs, according to the latest MLB power poll here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Arizona Diamondbacks No. 6-rated offense, averaging 4.97 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs defense that ranks No. 8 at 4.37 in runs allowed per game. The Arizona Diamondbacks have averaged 8.78 hits per game so far, more than Chicago Cubs batters have averaged on the year (8.37 hits per game).

Chicago brings the No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Diamondbacks's No. 3-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Diamondbacks, who beat them 6-2 on Saturday behind a start from Patrick Corbin at Chase Field.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Chi Cubs is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • Chi Cubs is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Chi Cubs' last 25 games on the road
  • Arizona is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Arizona is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Arizona is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Arizona is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to Cincinnati, Monday, August 14
Arizona home to Houston, Monday, August 14

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